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Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Hawkeye Sutcliffe strikes again, Yellow Wagtail.

         Ringby Top juv Yellow Wagtail

       Another hard target set by DJS.


   Could only manage distant record shots
             A very flighty bird


A grapevine call from DJS late afternoon reporting a juv Yellow Wagtail on Ringby Top was at a bad time for me with some running about to finish of but I knew I had to get up there for a bird such as this in our area.
1800 hours and I was on my way following directions by phone from Dave but not a Wagtail anywhere in sight. 30 minutes searching 100 yds further on and at last a few Pied Wagtails but unfortunately they were in a grassy area and difficult to see.
                                                         Suddenly 40 + wagtails flew from the grass spooked by 2 corvids and landed by down in the original area but still sticking to a mainly grassy section.
After a lot of checking through, there it was briefly giving me a few decent but distant views over the next thirty minutes. The whole flock was very mobile and a lot of patience was needed but well worth the effort although disappointing on the photos with the above few the best of 140 frames.
Once again, another great find for an ultra dedicated Dave Sutcliffe.
BS

3 comments:

Bradshaw Rambler said...

Well picked out Bri.
(Do you think HE goes to Specsavers?)
John.

(Soil Hill very quiet thus p.m.)

David Sutcliffe said...

I have to keep Bri fit as I know you loves chasing about up and down dale after elusive's !!!!
Great report as usual Bri and well done to get some shots and for your patience.......

Brian sumner said...

The diver on mixy was a nice easy one.wish you d stop going off the beaten track.
Seriously, i wish we had another dozen djs s.